Maybe he should check out How to Win Friends and Influence People on Google Books…
Schmidt doesn't come across as Capitol Hill's biggest fan. Google is a tech company that loves facts, metrics and algorithms, after all. Schmidt might prefer a political system that dealt in such quantities.
"I spend so much time in Washington now because of the work that I've been doing, I deal with all these people who make assertions without fact," he said. Policy people "will hand me some report that they wrote or they'll make some assertion, and I'll say, 'Well, is that true?' -- and they can't prove it."
Perhaps that could change some day, he suggested. Technology could help.
"The part of politics in Washington that's 'who you know' and all that kind of stuff, it's just not very interesting," he said.